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Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm EST
of hill rei are and tbil. here on page 153. bill clinton displayed his inability to come clean about personal issues that were core of his identity. sometimes he outright lied often he shaded the truth. often he seemed to construct events that work to his own benefit. i happened to at yale as a undergraduate when they were in law school. one wonders about the attraction and one reads the second bit can is about ken star interviewing hillary clinton. i can tell you a story about ken who i had dinner with at precisely this time. i won't. it would go on too long. he determined he did not have evidence to indict hillary clinton. the examples of ingenious cases. something perhaps illegal had taken place in arkansas with the first lady much more with her husband at the heart of it. indian the attraction the clintons had for each other. [laughter] i want -- [laughter] i'm quoting from the author, william chafe of who is one of the great historian of american liberalism. no comment about that. and of gender and racial equality in the history of this country. he's ph.d. from colombia, a dean
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
the trials and trouble haitians of president bill clinton. you're coming in and abc in the '90s, and bill clinton is president. yet the impeachment woes. did you have to deal with any of second term clinton problems? >> yeah, a good part of my first year at abc news was dealing with the clinton issues. the monica lewinsky story broke 10 months into my tenure in january of 1998. i was down in cuba. the pope was visiting cuba and we're all -- peter jennings, ted koppel, we have had well over 100 news people down there to cover the event. i got a call one night, cokie roberts and some of the other people from the desk in your thing we've got this investigation we've got going on that looks like it's going to break. there's this young intern who told her close friend that she had a relationship, inappropriate relationship with the president. i said that's ridiculous. that can't be right. we had no reasonably just telling the truth, that a friend is some truth so forget it. i went back into then and in about an hour they said we just confirmed janet reno, the attorney general, has officially e
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
will recognize each member for six minutes following the presentation by the witnesses fought secretary clinton was scheduled to be here today but we have had to reschedule if her parents do to the unfortunate injury for which we wish her a speedy and healthy recovery. she has a confirmed once again she has every intention of testifying before our committee by mid january as soon as she gets the go ahead from her doctor, so we will welcome the secretary to the committee in mid january. before i begin my opening statement, i would like to raise the case of a u.s. citizen john hammer, a proud marlene that served in iraq and afghanistan and was unjustly incarcerated in mexico. i am giving you gentlemen a bipartisan letter addressed to secretary clinton signed by close to 70 of my house colleagues asking for the administration immediate intervention with mexican authorities the accountability review board to the committee she noted in her accompanying letter that all of us have a responsibility to provide the men and women that served this country with the best possible security and support most of
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Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm EST
be the same again. as bill clinton and admiral mullen say at the back of my book on the dust jacket blurbs, the things that he did as a reformer will never be undone. and i'm not talking about whether they are bell bottoms or trousers or side burns, those things can be changed. but the way he reformed the social policies and made the navy response to the contemporary needs of society and what he did with respect to vis-a-vis the soviets during the period of the cold war and the strategic arms limitations and his role there. these are things that have left a mark in history, and an important one. and i try to deal with those in the book. what bud zumwalt did and what i was drawn to about his life is that he made the navy think about things that they ought to have been thinking about before he forced them to. and, indeed, he took on the charge and the charter of redoing the social contract of the navy. an institution that he loved. and he didn't want to destroy the navy, he didn't want to do anything except reform it and bring it into the 20th century so that young people would join the navy
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Dec 31, 2012 10:45am EST
scott fossil's biography is to encounter the life of a modern saint. and as bill clinton remarked in his eulogy at the funeral, sargent shriver really was that good. he was born in 1915. his parents were catholic social justice advocates, and his godfather was cardinal james gibbons of baltimore. he was educated at yale university and yale law school and immediately entered the navy where he received the purple heart for his service in the pacific theater. the awful immediacy of his war experiences made him a man who was dedicated to making every feasible effort to achieve peace. after he was discharged at the end of war, he worked as "newsweek" magazine, and in that job came into contact with joseph kennedy sr. who asked him to manage the merchandise mart in chicago. during those chicago years, he married the boss' daughter, eunice, in 1953 and chaired the chicago school board and the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city's schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon led to interest on the part of the political lea
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
, representative from the sixteenth district of illinois, donald manzullo. >> mr. speaker, secretary clinton, mrs. bush, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, my family. i come before you today to humble the welcome a legendary human rights champion, aung san suu kyi, for a ceremony many of us never thought would happen. surely foreign affairs subcommittee asia pacific, up when my friend joe crowley worked to pass the gold medal in 2008, aung san suu kyi was serving her thirteenth year under house arrest incarcerated for exercising freedom of speech and daring to challenge a military and the. your presence here is nothing short of a miracle. patriots succeed because of miracles. the sound of freedom can never be silenced. is a testament to the incredible strength of your convictions and the depth of your aspirations for burma to achieve democracy. you have made the time to visit us during this momentous visit. aung san suu kyi is someone who needs no introduction because there are no words to adequately describe the sacrifice this woman has in toward for 15 years. we know the incredible sto
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
ordered japanese. clinton is a bad name. and in his second term with the unpleasant nests remember when hillary clinton said to take a lead she would appear on the today program and clinton would not work so i was forced to use the native name. the name of origen. or the slave name. it was up to hillary rodham to prove that his house is not sodom. [laughter] but obama of the jokes of his name it was a good name to rhyme but unfortunately i use them with osama bin london clap your mom up. so i get worried when they talk about presidential candidates i did a similar book in 2008 called deciding fennecs to decider was a long epic:interrupted by other poems. this is the same sort but it has a little bit of prose one was entitled gingrich aware that her husband has cheated on and left seriously ill wives desperately tries to make light of a bad cough. [laughter] newt gingrich thinks it sounds like a fever and was a little concerned. last time we had good candidates just in general with john edwards with it is called yes i know he is the millworkers son but there is hollywood and the hair. sa
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
, leadership sponsors, clinton meyer book publishing papers, a division of central national, coral graphics, penguin, and sponsors amazon, google, harper collins, stephen king, and deborah wiley, thank you. [applause] now for something special. i'd like to acknowledge in our audience the winners of our fourth annual innovation and reading prize funded by the lavender foundation. if you are worried about the next generation of book lovers, just listen to this list and again hold your applause until i'm finished. we have with us tonight 15 year old lily-white from coral gables. she started a giving library in a homeless shelter where kids could take as many books as they wanted that they within own, not borrow. in chicago, reading against the odds enhance the critical thinking skills of adult literacy learners by introducing them to challenging, intellectually challenging books at the library in colorado, a group of teenagers calling themselves the interesting readers society produced unique books for television programmi programming. in portland, oregon, street books at the library for peopl
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
incomes would go back to the tax rates that prevailed when bill clinton was president. why the other side, you know, is horrified by that is perplexing to me. because i look back at the clint era, i was here. that's a long time ago. i was here. i came to the senate. with senator feinstein when bill clinton was president and he faced similar issues in that we had a deficit that was getting out of control, a debt that was getting out of control. we needed to have growth, and so he put forward a plan, a budget plan that invested in our people, invested in the infrastructure, invested in education, and at the same time said we can find cuts in other areas and we can raise taxes on those who are doing very well. and what happened with that fair and balanced approach? what happened was the greatest prosperity in modern history. 23 million jobs, no more deficits, we got to a balanced budget and i remember saying to my husband my goodness, what's going to happen? there won't be any more u.s. government bonds because we're going to be out of the debt situation. we saw -- we saw it on the horizon w
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
bit of windows during the clinton book, and what people saw was, because he said, it is in clinton's convention acceptance, a man from hope. from hope arkansas this little town in arkansas. the simplicity of the world life and, in fact, he was from hot springs, a completely different place, much more cosmopolitan and complex, and with a darker side to. the obama store, what people don't know is -- the real story of barack obama, sr. and his father takes place somewhere else, down in kendu bay, and that's where the african section of this book will start. >> final question. you want to introduce our viewers to -- [inaudible] >> leo, you could not make up. he belonged to some kind of african john rawl novel. he is 73 years old. he walks around with this menacing sort of club. he's got a deep rolling voice and laugh, and he seems to know everybody in africa. from the former president of tanzania to idi amin, the dictator of uganda back in the '70s and '80s, to everybody in kenya. and he traveled with us. we met him yesterday, had three or four hours of fascinating discussion, and then
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
't are particulars. you know, the whole notion of bill clinton saying that he never inhaled -- well when jay leno asked the president about it, you know, without going overboard -- my book documented thoroughly. that is what they did. you know, they had a thing called total absorption, but not only did you inhale, but everything in the car as you were smoking it. there are few people there of african students, one of the african-americans and some others started calling him rocco, when i was with a ton of what's his name. with so many college students, they start to really go back and find their identities. that is what he is searching for. some people call him barry instead of barack. >> host: why did he choose occidental reign. >> guest: he chose it because there was a girl that he met in brentwood before that time. and so he wanted to go for that reason. occidental was like the next that. it was late in comfortable, a very bucolic, small and contained place. it was very comfortable. he really started to expand intellectually. i think he got his first defense of destiny during those two years.
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
. especially secretary clinton is traveling right now, so there were late developments and early developments as well. so i'm there til 10 or 11. >> wow. >> and, you know, i can go out and get something to eat and come back. >> so for the two people in america that don't know andrea mitchell -- [laughter] i want to introduce her. of she's nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. she has her own show on nbc, he covers foreign policy, intelligence and national security for the network. she's one of the most respected and hardest working journalists in america, and we're delighted that she's here. >> thank you for that. >> and next to her is shirley ann jackson, she's the president of polytechnical institute and the very first african-american woman to run a top research or university. among the many, many firsts, she has 51 honorary degrees, she's been the first of everything, ran the national science foundation, she was the -- >> nuclear regulatory commission. >> nuclear regulatory commission. and she was the very first black woman to get a ph.d. at mit. amazing. [applause] nancy-ann deparle
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Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
have been paying in the clinton years. furthermore, these wealthiest americans made a lot of money in the last decade. so what do we do? now we're raising the estate tax exemption to $5 million. it was $1 million under the clinton tax years, so now the few that are really wealthy, made a lot of money, they've accumulated this wealth and now we raise the he is statement tax so -- the estate tax so they can now tax past it on without any of the gains not paying any tax because the heirs now get it with a stepped-up basis so none of that is taxed. and so what we see then are the few who are wealthy getting more and more wealthy. so wealth becomes even more concentrated under this system. now, some will say, what's the problem here? you wanted to protect the middle class. they are in this bill. how can you object if some higher-income individuals are protected as well? well, i point out these are not unrelated matters. with government investments and government spending dropping being squeezed every year by my conservative friends on the other side of the aisle, with deficits remaining
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Jan 1, 2013 9:05am EST
in chinese human rights. hillary clinton said at the beginning of her tenure of the secretary of state i think in 2009 human rights have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, and i quote, climate change. that may be so. human rights not the be all and end all foreign policy as max knows and elliott knows and we all know. it's hard to get that s held. but i'm reminded of something once said. he was talking about western policy makers. he said you know, do when you've got to do. but every once in awhile, paused to ask yourself this question: how will look to the boys in the camps that find out about things? how would it look to them what you are doing? remember sharanski had these bible readings with a christian leader when it was allowed and they called the readings or their sessions reaganite because the herd somehow that reagan had acclaimed in the year of the bible. and we all know the year of the bible, what a load of, you know, the year of the bible, give me a break. it really meant something to those two. so maybe it convenes things to others. the
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Jan 2, 2013 3:05am EST
rights. hillary clinton said, i think it was february 2009, that human rights would have to go on the back burner because there were more pressing concerns like, i quote, climate change. that may be so. they may be so. human rights not the be all and end ul -- all of foreign policy as we all know. i think i said abram twice t. it's hard hard to get that " s" out, abrams, i apologize. it was said, do what you got to do, but ask yourself this question -- how does it look to the boys in the camps, the boys in the camps who find out about things? how does it look to them what you're doing? there was bible readings with the fellow prisoner of his, a christian for awhile when it was allowed, and they called the readings, the sessions, reaganite readings because they heard that reagan proclaimed one year, the year of the bible, we all say what stupid mother pie, year of the bible, give me a break, but that meant something to those two. it can mean something to others. the nobel peace prize, 60 years after passing over prisoners, after 60 years, they gave a peace prize to a leader of c
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Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
to present bush was in office instead of bill clinton. so there may be some move to breathe and care. i found in doing research on the book that violent gun crime did not go down significantly from the automatic assault weapons ban was in effect. that doesn't prove it had no effect, but statistically. >> host: it didn't ban the sales, but sure that you keep old ones. you look at it. it is due that many difference. >> host: if you reinstated the ban now would have the same grandfather clauses about weapons previously purchased his outfit would it really be? a lot of times liberals, and i called the book is a gross case of the second amendment, making the mistake of thinking strict gun control is the way you control gun violence. i think if you could eliminate all 300 million guns in this country, legal and illegal, surely gun violence would go down. but we're not going to be able to do that. instead what happens is in places like new york where i live, overwhelmingly to support to make it as difficult as possible for everybody to buy gun legally be seen as the best way to keep gun violence dow
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
will jump from 10% back to the clinton-era rate of 15%. that's a pretty big financial bite for people in west virginia and i know in ohio, too, sir. these are people that are struggling right now. instead of an overnight tax hike of 5%, the calm act smooths the transition by phasing in increases over three years. so instead of a 5% increase, the 10% bracket would only go to 1 1.6% the first year. the calm act does the same with the other tax rate tax rates phm in over three years. but the calm act also puts the senate on record in support of comprehensive overhaul of our tax system. we can still work towards a big fix like the simpson-bowles framework and if we can do that next year, we could stop the full increase from ever occurring. another important feature of the calm act is the way it treats sequestration. again, if we go over the cliff and do nothing, nearly every government program will be hit with the same percentage cut, and that includes social services, education, research and infrastructure, all of the things that we need to grow our fragile economy. the calm act gives th
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
iraq even though half a million children have died and clinton passes the laws that basically gives the opportunity for bush to go further after with the invasion of iraq so we see the continuum, that is a part of the point that we are making. it is and democrats versus republicans we see it with the lines running you can see 1846 with mexico but we are choosing from 1899 up through iraq and afghanistan and yemen. >> it is a way of life, so in some ways -- >> we're standing on the shoulders of a lot of great americans and it's not really the diversity offices. some are told in the public schools and it is untold to the popular audience and people that get their history from television and so that is what we try to challenge the they don't know much history and they say that there were some at understanding u.s. history than they are understanding the math and science with to this gimmick in the u.s. history 12%. the main thing was only 2% could explain what the brown v board of education was about even though the answer was implicit threat so our kids don't know much history and a l
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00am EST
died, and clinton passes the law that basically gives the opportunity for bush to go further with it when bush, after 9/11, with the invasion of iraq. so, we see a continuum. that's part of the point we're making. it's not democrats versus republicans. foreign policy is bipartisan and we see it as this -- these lines running from 1898 -- you can say 1846 with mexico -- but we're tracing from 1899 up to iraq and afghanistan and yemen, and to the current administration. >> a lot like great historian williams who argues empire is a way of life. you call your book "untold history of the united states now now and in some ways williams -- >> we're following that. that's been on -- standing on on the showereds of a lot of great historian. this is not really untold to university audiences. it's untold in the public schools and untold to the popular u.s.a. audience. some people get their history from television and movies other than oliver's, and we're trying to challenge they that americans don't know much history. the national record card says u.s. high school seniors are worse in
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Jan 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
/oweia average, average californian. and president clinton left office with the largest budget surplus in american history. we know what happened the next eight years where we saw very little economic growth, only about a million bein net jobs bg created in those eight years. and we saw, which hit my state particularly hard, we saw a real deline in manufacturing. from 2000 to 2010, we lost in this country net 5 million manufacturing jobs. and manufacturing jobs -- maybe people that dress like this around here don't think much about that. i know the presiding officer does, because her state is the number-one manufacturing state in the country. it's especially important in my state. we lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs and while we lost 5 million manufacturing jobs nationally, tens of thousands -- i believe 60,000 in the number of manufacturing plants closed in those ten years. but the good news is since the auto rescue, we have seen beginning to be significant manufacturing job growth, some 500,000 new manufacturing jobs since 2010, almost every month -- not quite every m
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Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
, the attention to deday. >> host: two of brad's fans are presidents george w. bush and president bill clinton as well. next call from beverly in maryland. hi, beverly. >> how are you today? >> host: good. >> guest: good. >> caller: my question is for brad. i read your article -- >> host: we're listening . >> read your article on your english teacher and how you went back to her retirement, and it was the most laudible thing i had read, acknowledging how good teachers can be, and i wondered if you stayed in touch with her and to thank you for that wonderful tribute. >> guest: i appreciate that. that was in parade magazine. i tell you what happenedtime. won't e won't believe the end of the story. when i was in nine grade, my english teacher, sheila spicer, said to me you can write. and i said, anyone can write. she said, no, you know what you're doing. she tried to put me in the honors class but i had a conflict. so she said, you're going to sit in this corner for the entire year, ignore everything i do at the blackboard, every homework assignment i give, and she was saying you're going to do t
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
kromer and ending with clinton white with the kpegss of kromer. and nomination 2032, a list beginning with carl miller adam and ending with daniel menko hirsch. that the nomination be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervening action or debate and any no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, any related statements be printed in the record and that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask that the following committees be discharged from further consideration of the following nominations: presidential nominations 1919, that is the commerce committee. 1919, 1774, 1924, 1702, 1925, 1509, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 202 1, 2045, 2046. veterans' affairs committee nomination 1948, homeland security nomination 1698. public courts committee nominations 1966, 65, 64, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1398, 1950, that the nomination be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervenin
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
to financing here. it's politically controversial. president clinton proposed taking some t.a.r.p. money and providing financing to manufacturers, but even if we're not directly loaning companies, manufacturers money, what we can do is at least provide the right tax incentives that if they are willing to export or manufacture, that they have those incentives. the final point i'd say is there's an awful law in the world trade organization which allows companies -- countries that have indirect taxation, the value added tax, to exempt their exporters from that taxation, and if you have the corporate tax like we do, we are not allowed to exempt our manufacturers from that tax. now, we established the world trade organization at a time where we really didn't think anyone was going to compete, and we wanted to encourage other countries to build their industries, but the world has changed, and i think on a bipartisan basis, we need to push for a change in those wto, the sanction between indirect and direct taxation when it comes to tax credits for exports. sure? >> if you've come across compani
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Dec 31, 2012 3:30pm EST
a dozen years ago at the end of the clinton administration when we were in surplus that we could possibly be $16 trillion in de debt, i would have thought -- well, i would have thought you were not reality-tested. but here we are, and most everybody knows that the way we're going to get out of this is with a combination of tough medicine. i call it tough love. we're going to have to reduce spend, and we can't do it all from discretionary spending. and the budget control act that we adopted last summer -- that is, the sum o summer of 2011 --s it all from discretionary spending. what's discretionary spending? it's different from entitlement spending -- medicare, medicaid, et cetera. it's what most people think of as the government. it's education programs, it's environmental protection, it's social service programs, it's against, it's homeland security, it's law enforcement. that's about a third of our budget. and it's not the part of the budget that's driving this -- it's not a part of the spending budget that's driving the deficit and debt much that's being driven by the growth in entitle
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Dec 31, 2012 8:30pm EST
in the long run. >> host: then why do the gaffes or mistakes of a president bill clinton, president george w. bush, drunken driving before 2000, why are those not fatal mistakes? >> guest: two things going on. one is what else is going on in the world at the time? john mccain made a comment about, you know, asked the question about what would you do in iran, and one said send a message of a bomb, and he said, bomb, bomb, bomb iran, and it was a three day wander, few people remember that, a lot of coverage, but things happened in the world at the time, and it was crowded out in the process, and no one carried that on. i compare that to hillary clinton's statement about being under fire in bos knee that. she repeated that time after time after time after time until the media started to say, well, is this really true? they have pictures of her greeted at the airport with a little girl with flowers and the regime on the ground said, no, there was not any fire, and then the obama people started to feed the media saying you might want to look at her credibility on these things, and it was so drama
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Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
th team, day of the surrender, the day that greece and clinton sailed from new york to yorktown to provide the reinforcements. it just so happened that canada is commanded by cornwallis' younger brother. which then brings me to the last bucket of discovery. so what i would call paper and preservation discoveries. prior to 1870, before transition to what pope, newspapers are printed on rockland stock, paper made primarily off the backs of the colonists, what people wore his clothes. these bags were oiled and poked him ultimately sifted into the sheets of paper and the durability of the paper plays a significant role in the preservation in that today we can find 250 open newspapers in better position than last week's "boston globe," which is probably yellowing impartial. thanks to the paper on which they are printed and thanks to the institution for long-term storage, we have these printed accounts of what transpired during the american revolution. what i tend to do is look for newspapers others might consider trash that are extremely beat up, households, lived a long life enter f
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Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
class figures and they are the ones that got shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president, the republicans mainly were running the congress when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization, all of these trade deals that people claim were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> many publications are putting together their year-end list of notable books. book tv will feature several of the books focusing on the non-fiction selections. these titles were included in foreign policy magazines must read books to give in breakout nations in pursuit of the next economic miracles on the set is another author we want to introduce you to a and this is brian. here is his book castor's secrets the cia and the intelligence machine. if you could start by giving us your background, particularly your cia background. >> i worked at the national intelligence council in washington for about 45 years. i ultimately became the national intelligence officer for latin america which is a tree or
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00am EST
for office is like asking clinton to be monogamous. [laughter] it's like asking an activist to bathe. the people that you're dealing with one server two years are once every four years, this is like the romance novel. running for office is the romance novel. they are into it. when you see them, they of bumper stickers. it's like they want you to know how they feel all the time. i'm going off-topic. i was interviewed by a not so paper today. one of the worst interviews ever. it was awful to she did some kind of softball question at issue start asking like isn't your book just what -- i say can you give me specifics? there was like 40 seconds of silence. i said if you can just tell me what your talking about. you know, bashing liberals. i said that's not what the book is about. you have a specific. it was clear she had not read the book. this is how come you can't argue with the liberal when they don't even want to show up to do homework. but anyway, finally i guess, going after i get going okay, why do you say these things that she can't sing, this is a journalist, i feel like that, w
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Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president. the republicans mainly were running congress, when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status. the wto, the world trade organization. all these trade deals that people claimed were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> up next, jefferson morally, row counts the first race riot in washington, d.c. which took place in august of 1835 and two subsequent criminal trials tried by d.c.'s district attorney, francis scott key. mr. key, who authored "the star-spangled banner", defended splafry in his prosecution and sought capital punishment only to be thwarted by the alleged victim, who's husband william thornton, designed the u.s. capitol. this is just over 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. for that nice introduction and thank you to majors and quinn hosting this event. i suggested this to eat than back in the winter, there was never anything less than enthusiastic about having me. this was always my destination when i came to a minneapolis bookstore. i am glad i
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
an autobiography in which he takes great pride with president clinton having called him before he nominated me, before he nominee did justice breyer and said i'm thinking of the nominating ruth bader ginsburg and there would be okay with it. but it was that a bipartisan spirit read over three days but there were no hartel questions to speak to the constituents to show how they were and how well informed of the word. the white house was very concerned about the connection. i helped launch the project in the council for seven years there wasn't a single question about my affiliation. i think will take great statesman on both sides of the nile and it isn't one party or the other it was the dug confirmation and over 40 negative votes on elena kagn it would take people on both sides of the aisle to come together and say enough, this is not the way that we should be. we should be ruling judges, the president is devoted to the law to do the hard work that's involved that's what should count. there was a great man that set the truth and the role of the united states isn't to evil. it is the pendulum.
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Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
scenario in terms of what the story really comes from. it reminded me a little bit of the clinton book and what people thought because he said it. it is in clinton's convention acceptance, they ran a film, the man from hope. this little small town in southwestern arkansas, the simplicity of rural life and in fact he's from hot springs, a completely different place, much more cosmopolitan and complex with a darker side. the obama story is that people so far his coquette to want to sir and of the story of barack obama senior and his father takes place somewhere else and that's where the african section of this book will start. >> host: two final questions. we want to introduce our viewers to [inaudible] >> guest: leo you could not make out. he belongs in some kind of african john cover a novel. he is 73 years old. he walks around this menacing club. he's got a depot into a cinema and seems to know everybody in africa. the form president of tanzania to idi amin the dictator of uganda back in the 70s and 80s to everybo
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Jan 1, 2013 12:45pm EST
on the primary mortgage market and the percentage of risk that went up from 20 to 52% under clinton. and the other was the change in the rule, fas rule 157. and i just wondered, you know, how a change in that rule could be done and nobody saw that it was going to devalue all the portfolios of all the -- >> that,. >> that's the mark-to-market. and how somebody could not see that. and second part, as a female, of course, a lot has been written that there would have been less of a crisis if there were more women in the financial markets. >> well, let me answer the last one first. laugh did i, i mean, given what i saw and the conclusion i reached in the book diversity helps, because you've got people from a multiplicity of perspectives. >> [inaudible] >> huh? >> [inaudible] >> i would not want to betray any percentage by saying what women knew. but i think a diversity on the board, elsewhere is really helpful in a lot of cases. but you can always point to counterexamples. there's a woman who's on the risk committee of jpmorgan chase when they just took their hit, $5.8 billion. so it dep
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Dec 29, 2012 10:30am EST
repeals, and the repeal for those who don't know was signed by bill clinton as president. helping to deregulate. what did we have? the taxes on the rich were gone ridge of, taxes on corporations were reduced, regulations on business were gone ridge of. what is it we saw? we saw that by not changing the organization of capitalist enterprise, we left in place people with the incentives and the resources to undo everything that had been achieved in the great depression. we learned a powerful lesson. it is like winning a war but leaving the enemy with other armaments. they might use their weapons to try again. if you leave in place a corporate capitalist structure, a small group of major shareholders will own the shares in their hands. d. a. therefore select the board of directors and remember what a board of directors does in every corporation, it decides what to produce, how to produce, where to produce and what to do with the profits. for americans this struck a moral political issue. we are in a country which claims it is committed to democracy. we say that about our political act
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Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
gave obama the ability to say to you, not good enough. we send welfare reform down to clinton three times, and he vetoed it the first two times. we didn't start by reaching an agreement, we started by doing something. if the house republicans would say to every single subcommittee -- and there are a ton of subcommittees -- every one of you is going to hold hearings on waste in government, so why don't you go back home, and they could create 1-800-waste. [laughter] okay? probably technically a few more letters in there, so i'll let you add whatever the right number are to get to the number for the phone company. or to put it online which is a better way to do it and also have it available in a variety of other formats and say, look, you send us everything you think we should hold hearings on. how many americans do you think could find one or two or three items of waste that they would be willing to suggest congress hold a hearing on? so within the first two or three weeks you'd have five million suggestions. and you could say, look, this is what he wants to raise taxes for. somebody
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Dec 30, 2012 7:30pm EST
. seems to me, what's the problem here exactly? we did it. let's remediate it. in fact, hillary clinton made a statement about this recently saying we will do it. we'll negotiate, but we'll do it. i don't know what to negotiate about, maybe how to do it so the story is back in the news and because it's back in the news, i don't believe that one of two things, either of two things are gong to happen. i don't think they will make that movie because here we are 40 years later, and it's still arrive, this miserable story. the mayor of the town wanted to have a theme park -- he wanted to build a theme park in the town figuring it would be tremendous tourism coming to the town with no hotels or anything like that, it's just a farming town. he wanted to build a theme park, and i don't think the theme park's going to be built either. certainly, nothing is going to happen with regard to the movie or a theme park until we've cleaned up this one spot which was not cleaned up back then. we'll have to see after that if someone still wants to make a movie or still wants to have a theme park there. i
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Jan 2, 2013 7:30am EST
and kerry and really a long list of -- clinton and jimmy carter. i worked on john anderson's campaign, the only nondemocrat in the bunch. so, you know, it was sort of natural being so politically active over the years that i would get involved in the campaign of 2008. i really, i was hugely motivated also by eight years of cheney/bush. and i say it in that order on purpose. [laughter] those were -- it was a tough time for me. i really suffered. it made me deeply ambivalent about my country, that we would choose that -- even if we may not have actually chosen it. [laughter] but that that was our, that that's what represented us in the world. and i felt as though after september 11th the, the diversion, the distraction of the nation's concern and energy into iraq was unpardonable. and i felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque. those were tough years for me, and i was very, very deeply motivated to, if 2008, to see barack obama, this wonderful sort of a surprise really. i couldn't believe our luck that we had gotten such a real person as, to make it through the filter system of our po
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
's all bill clinton's be fivefold, and starting in the 1990's, moderate republicans began leaving the party in large numbers and places like the counties around philadelphia, said the john heinz republicans are not republicans any more and you have created an entirely different electorate to witness what happened in delaware or indiana. i will leave that there and somebody can comment. thank you. >> thank you. first of all -- [laughter] one is from robert kelley that is a student at the american university, and he says if there is a systemic problem what changes to the panel's feel are the most he is a self-described aspiring policy analyst and the voters getting what they deserve and what are they going to wait on? >> they look at the politicians, no great shakes. >> welcome first there are systemic problems and have this book is about what not to do. this is not something that is going to be solved by tinkering with the institutions or even the institutional set up. xu some degree it is a cultural problem and that is the tribal politics. and it's also built into a broad media sy
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
voting rights act. president clinton johnson told dr. king in so many words, we don't have the votes in the congress to get it out of my sight pass. dr. martin luther king junior came back to atlanta, but with a group of us. my organization was already involved. and selma, the harder the bite. the only time a person could even attempt to register to vote for the first and third mondays of each month. you had to go up a set of steps through double doors and get a copy of the so-called leaders attack. and very few people were able to pass that. a few days, late february 1963, 1965, and there is a protest in marion, alabama 35 miles from selma. marion, alabama is the hometown of martin luther king jr. an incident occurred. a young man or the name of jamel jackson tried to protect his mother by a state trooper in a few days later he died at a local hospital and selma. because of what happened to him, we decided to march from selma to montgomery. since sunday, march 7, 1965 to about this time of day, 600 of us participated in nonviolent workshop. we line up in twos to a 50 master and selm
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
clinton on the welfare reform and president eisenhower and we have two words come presidential leadership on not just taxing rich people, we could tax all the rich people and cut their head off and it wouldn't help the fiscal cliff. we need to do prez both and i'm ready to work with him and so should a lot of other republicans and democrats. >> i think to get back -- i agree with everything largest said, but there's a tremendous duty. you've got a congress that has spent two years debating. we've written legislative language. i do want to hearken back to the fact that i offered back a bill that laid out all of these entitlement reforms that lamar supported but also revenues of almost a trillion dollars. i gave a copy of that bill to the white house -- >> right now to the u.s. senate. senators approved an extension of the foreign intelligence surveillance act, now considering amendments to a $60 billion hurricane ike sandy package. we expect a vote on two amendments to the hurricane relief bill. those from oklahoma senator tom coburn. for disaster assistance. it also would require the fede
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
full eligibility. at hearkens it hearkens back to a proposal in the clinton health care era in allowing people as young as 60 or maybe even 55 at 1.2 by ian at the full actuarial cost. any reaction to that via any of the panelists? >> it makes much less sense given the passage of the affordable care act. i think the issue that had been dealt with previously is that because there are individuals who, for whatever reason, no longer have other sources of insurance coverage in their pre-medicare years, would it be okay to let them buy and on an unsubsidized basis to the medicare pool. we don't have to do that now because we have the affordable care act, which will make insurance via either medicaid or the exchanges available to people in a group setting. so it doesn't mean, you could think about technically doing it that it does not make a lot of sense. >> i totally agree and my first reaction too is such a proposal in today's context would actually make those individuals were soft when it was brought over to the medicare program with the same set of subsidies that would be available to tho
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president. the republicans mainly were running congress when we had aims like nafta. china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization.
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